getCapabilities方法得到一个字符串,用来描述virtualization host的能力,以及能创建什么样的Guest OS。请看下面代码:

#!/usr/bin/python

from __future__ import print_function
import sys
import libvirt

conn = libvirt.open('xen:///')
if conn == None:
    print('Failed to open connection to xen:///', file=sys.stderr)
    exit(1)

caps = conn.getCapabilities() # caps will be a string of XML
print('Capabilities:\n'+caps)

conn.close()
exit(0)

执行如下:

Capabilities:
<capabilities>

  <host>
    <cpu>
      <arch>x86_64</arch>
      <features>
        <pae/>
      </features>
    </cpu>
    <power_management/>
    <migration_features>
      <live/>
    </migration_features>
    <topology>
      <cells num='1'>
        <cell id='0'>
          <memory unit='KiB'>1048512</memory>
          <cpus num='0'>
          </cpus>
        </cell>
      </cells>
    </topology>
  </host>

  <guest>
    <os_type>xen</os_type>
    <arch name='x86_64'>
      <wordsize>64</wordsize>
      <emulator>/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-system-i386</emulator>
      <machine>xenpv</machine>
      <domain type='xen'/>
    </arch>
  </guest>

  <guest>
    <os_type>xen</os_type>
    <arch name='i686'>
      <wordsize>32</wordsize>
      <emulator>/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-system-i386</emulator>
      <machine>xenpv</machine>
      <domain type='xen'/>
    </arch>
    <features>
      <pae/>
    </features>
  </guest>

</capabilities>

参考资料:
Capability information